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No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks challenge No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones

No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks challenge No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones

Sports
Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks are searching for redemption against the No. 24 Iowa State Cyclones on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) suffered multiple setbacks this month, beginning with the Cyclones defeating the Jayhawks 77-60 on Jan. 5. On Saturday, the Jayhawks led West Virginia by six points late in the contest, but failed to score in the last two-plus minutes and lost 65-64 in Morgantown. "I don't want to talk about Iowa State," Kansas head coach Bill Self said after the team's loss against the Mountaineers on Saturday. "We know [Iowa State] kicked our [butt] the first time we played them and we know that we've got to be a lot better Monday. It's important that we get back [to Lawrence], regroup and not let one [loss] become two. Right now, t...
Citrus Bowl: Penn State, Kentucky have unfinished business

Citrus Bowl: Penn State, Kentucky have unfinished business

Sports
Running back Benny Snell Jr. will continue his pursuit of Kentucky's career rushing record while Trace McSorley will become the first Penn State quarterback to throw a pass in four postseason games when the 14th-ranked Wildcats and No. 12 Nittany Lions meet in Tuesday's VRBO Citrus Bowl. Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Orlando is 1 p.m. ET on ABC. The Wildcats (9-3) are looking to post a 10-win season for just the third time in program history and will be trying to end a bowl losing streak that reached four games with last season's 24-23 Music City Bowl loss to Northwestern. "I know it's bothered me when you're in those bowl games and you put that amount of work in and you exit that field and one team is up there accepting a trophy and the other team is going in the locker room," W...
Here are the colleges doing away with student loans, by state

Here are the colleges doing away with student loans, by state

Finance
Americans leave college today with more debt than ever before. Some schools are trying to reverse the trend by instituting a no-loans policy. Most recently, Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, announced he would give $ 1.8 billion to his alma mater, John Hopkins University, so that the college can substitute loans for scholarship grants. "It will ease the burden of debt for many graduates," Bloomberg wrote in an Op-Ed for the New York Times. Student debt burdens Americans more than auto or credit card debt. The average graduate leaves school $ 30,000 in the red, up from $ 10,000 in the early 1990s. ...
Voters defeat most state tax measures on midterm ballots

Voters defeat most state tax measures on midterm ballots

Finance
When it came to tax measures on the ballot, midterm election voters were quick to say, "no." In the last 15 years, voters have approved about half of tax measures on ballots, said Vanessa Williamson, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. This year, there were a lot more "no's" than typical, she said, perhaps due to this particular election's overwhelming controversy and high number of key races. "When in doubt, many people vote 'no,'" she said. Most rejected measures w...
Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time accused the Saudi government directly of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi."We know that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government," he wrote in an article in the Washington Post.But stressing Turkey's "friendly" ties with Saudi Arabia, he added that he did not believe King Salman was involved.Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Turkish investigators believe the journalist, who was living in exile, was strangled when he visited to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage to a Turkish citizen. His b...